John Buck

The Mets’ John Buck gets a high-five at home plate after hitting a two-run home run in the first inning against the Braves on May 3, 2013 at Turner Field in Atlanta. (Photo by Butch Dill/Getty Images)

Wright Home Run In 9th Sets Stage For Mets’ Win Over Braves In 10

David Wright hit the tying home run in the ninth inning off closer Craig Kimbrel and the New York Mets scored twice in the 10th to rally for a 7-5 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.

05/03/2013

Juan Lagares (L) and Daniel Murphy (Photo by Jason Arnold/Getty Images)

Mets Snap Skid, Avoid Embarrassing Sweep With Victory Over Marlins

Jordany Valdespin hit a three-run, pinch-hit homer as the Mets rallied on Wednesday to break a six-game losing streak and avert a series sweep, beating the Miami Marlins, 7-6.

05/01/2013

John Buck (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Schwei: Buck’s RBIs, Harvey’s Brilliance, Tejada’s 200th And More Mets Notes

Buck’s 22 runs batted in are four shy of Jeff Kent for the most-ever in club history by the end of April. Overall, 13 Mets have finished the month with 20 or more RBIs.

04/23/2013

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Buck Hits 7th HR, Mets Shut Out Nationals 2-0

John Buck hit his seventh home run of the season, Dillon Gee earned his first win and the New York Mets beat the Washington Nationals 2-0.

04/21/2013

Jeremy Hefner (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Kallet: Despite Mets’ Strong Start, Abysmal Back End Of Rotation Could Doom Club In A Hurry

The back end of New York’s rotation has been predictably abysmal. Dillon Gee, Jeremy Hefner and Aaron Laffey — the current No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5 starters — have a combined 6.23 ERA in 23 2/3 innings pitched.

04/16/2013

Matt Harvey (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Schwei: Comparing Harvey To Ryan, Buck To Kingman And Other Mets Notes

The Mets are off to a 7-4 start in 2013 with the battery of Matt Harvey and John Buck leading the way.

04/15/2013

Mets third baseman David Wright makes a play as the snow flakes fall to get an out in the third inning of the game against the Minnesota Twins on April 12, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Buck Is Money: Catcher’s Grand Slam Keys Mets’ 16-5 Rout Of The Twins

John Buck kept up his powerful start with a grand slam, his fourth home run in the last four games, and the New York Mets beat the Minnesota Twins 16-5 as snowflakes fell at Target Field on Friday night.

04/13/2013

Giancarlo Stanton (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Report: Mets ‘Monitoring’ Sluggers Giancarlo Stanton, Carlos Gonzalez

According to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News, the Mets are continuing to “monitor the situation” surrounding Giancarlo Stanton and Carlos Gonzalez.

04/11/2013

Jeremy Hefner (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Hefner Gets Buried By 5-Run 1st, Mets Never Recover In Loss To Phillies

Domonic Brown and Chase Utley homered in a five-run first, Kyle Kendrick threw six effective innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Mets 7-3 Wednesday night.

04/11/2013

Mets infielders meet on the mound in the second inning of the game against the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on April 9, 2013 in Philadelphia. (Photo by Brian Garfinkel/Getty Images)

Gee Knocked Around, Lee, Phils Top Mets

Michael Young and Ryan Howard homered, Cliff Lee came within one out of a complete game and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Mets 8-3 on Tuesday night.

04/09/2013

Matt Harvey (Photo by Brian Garfinkel/Getty Images)

It’s Not Harv To See, Mets’ Righty On The Rise

On a night when Roy Halladay looked more like an aging star on the decline, Matt Harvey showed he’s got the stuff to replace him as the big-time ace in the NL East.

04/09/2013

The Mets’ Matt Harvey throws a pitch against the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia on April 8, 2013. (Photo by Brian Garfinkel/Getty Images)

Mets’ Harvey Follows Up Great Debut With Stellar Performance In Philly

On a night when Roy Halladay looked more like an aging star on the decline, the Mets’ Matt Harvey showed he’s got the stuff to replace him as the big-time ace in the NL East.

04/08/2013

David Wright #5, John Buck #44 and Bobby Parnell #39 of the New York Mets celebrate after defeating the San Diego Padres at Citi Field on April 3, 2013. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Schwei: Walk-Off Wins, Grand Slams, Dominant Pitching And More Mets Notes

For the first time since 2006, the Mets have won their first two series of the season thanks to Marlon Byrd’s two-run single in the bottom of the ninth inning that lifted the Mets to a 4-3 victory over the Marlins on Sunday.

04/08/2013

John Buck (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Palladino: Mets’ Buck Leading From Behind Plate

Once regarded as a mere extra part in the R.A. Dickey trade with Toronto, John Buck is handling things quite well and looks like much more than a placeholder for Travis d’Arnaud.

04/08/2013

John Buck (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Buck Drives In 4, Mets Win Big Over Marlins

John Buck drove in four RBIs and was at the center of an rare home plate call as the Mets defeated the Marlins 7-3 on Saturday.

04/06/2013

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